Sociology - Jackson Pollock My Painting (1947-48) Part of a...

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Jackson Pollock “My Painting” (1947-48) Part of a group of post WWII American painters Purer level of abstraction, attempted before by progressive European painters First American avant-garde movement Large-scale paintings such as Number #1 (1948) Thickets of swirling marks Finished image is the residue of a process Direct and intuitive encounters b/w himself and material Taking canvas to the floor – getting closer to the painting Fluid pouring of paint in a dance… painting and individual become one Pollock’s individualism and desire to find pure form of expression became key to the critical dialogue surrounding his work Essay Need the resistance of hard surface On the floor more at ease… nearer more a part of the painting Prefer sticks, trowels, knives and dripping fluid paint In my painting not aware of what I’m doing I have no fear of making changes… painting has a life of its own Alfred H. Barr Jr. “The New American Painting” (1959) 1 st director of Museum of modern Art in NY
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2009 for the course SOC 100 taught by Professor Blah during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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